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Armenia-Georgia Trade: Getting Close or Distant?
29-Nov-2016

Armenia’s decision to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) exempted traders from union member countries from paying value added tax (VAT) and excise tax, thus putting Georgian traders in a disadvantaged position and breaking the main principles of the FTA between Georgia and Armenia.

Georgia-Turkey Trade Relations - Challenges and Opportunities
14-Nov-2016

The research aimed to assess the effects of this FTA on the Georgian economy, thereby enabling policy makers to limit possible negative effects and maximize benefits.

Study in Georgia: Prospects of Internationalization of Higher Education
25-Oct-2016

The primary aim of the research is to describe and analyze Georgia’s potential for the internationalization and export of higher education system, and to deliver policy recommendations.

 

Assessment of the Challenges and Opportunities for Renewable Energy Directive Transposition
12-Oct-2016

The research provides analysis of the concept of compulsory measures of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) and to identify the gaps in the Georgian legislation on energy in terms of conformity with this EU directive.

 

Transit of Energy Resources from Iran via Georgia to Western Markets: Prospects, Risks, Challenges and Opportunities
04-Oct-2016

The paper attempts to analyse possibilities for energy transit from Iran to Georgia and further to the Western markets that have recently opened to energy supplies from Iran as international sanctions have been lifted. Iran, estimated to be the world's fourth-largest country by proven oil reserves1, and first or second by gas reserves2, is in the process of reclaiming its share of gas and oil exports to the world, and in particular to Europe.

 

Assessment of the Readiness Gaps and Barriers for the Georgia’s NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions) Implementation Process
16-Sep-2016

The research objective is to make recommendations to the government of Georgia to develop of an NDC Roadmap with regards to inter-ministerial coordination on the implementation of the EU Association Agreement energy tasks allied to climate change by providing a clear insight into the problems concerned with the institutional arrangement during the dealing with Climate & Energy cross-sectoral issues. 

 

Onion Value Chain Analysis in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region of Georgia
01-Sep-2016

The research is conducted in the framework of the project “Empowering Modern Research Practices of Regional Agriculture-Related Institutions”, implemented by PMC Research Center and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University. The project is implemented by Georgian Rural Development Department of Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GRDD of GIPA) in partnership with Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) and PMC Research Center and funded by European Union for Georgia ENPARD: Support to Agriculture and Rural Development. The project targets three direct beneficiaries from three different regions of Georgia: Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara, Samtskhe-Javakheti State University of the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University of the Kakheti Region.

 

Walnut Value Chain Analysis in Ajara Region of Georgia
01-Sep-2016

The research is conducted in the framework of the project “Empowering Modern Research Practices of Regional Agriculture-Related Institutions”, implemented by PMC Research Center and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University. The project is implemented by Georgian Rural Development Department of Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GRDD of GIPA) in partnership with Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) and PMC Research Center and funded by European Union for Georgia ENPARD: Support to Agriculture and Rural Development. The project targets three direct beneficiaries from three different regions of Georgia: Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara, Samtskhe-Javakheti State University of the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University of the Kakheti Region.

 

Peach Value Chain Analysis in Kakheti Region
01-Sep-2016

The research is conducted in the framework of the project “Empowering Modern Research Practices of Regional Agriculture-Related Institutions”, implemented by PMC Research Center and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University. The project is implemented by Georgian Rural Development Department of Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GRDD of GIPA) in partnership with Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) and PMC Research Center and funded by European Union for Georgia ENPARD: Support to Agriculture and Rural Development. The project targets three direct beneficiaries from three different regions of Georgia: Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara, Samtskhe-Javakheti State University of the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University of the Kakheti Region.

 

Compulsory Saving Pension Scheme – Challenges and International Practices
10-Dec-2015

Society was always facing material security issue. Conventional approach, market mechanisms were unable to solve all the problems, so the state took responsibility for it. As a result, new challenges raised, that were exacerbated by the latest demographic trends and put under risk future sustainability of the state pensions system. The threat became a basis for the new reforms, including introduction of private pension savings.